Subtle green
November 28, 2012
Tutorials

I have been meaning to use this eyeshadow for soooo long and just haven’t had the chance until now!  I purchased it sometime last year right when Bare Escentuals started offering their new dual pressed eyeshadows because:

1.  I was intrigued by the new shadows

and

2.  I couldn’t pass up this gorgeous green color…even though I very, very rarely use greens on myself.

I paired this shadow with MAC’s Carbon to get a smokey, night appropriate look….but you can use lighter colors and/or the highlight provided in the pair for a great daytime look!

Products Used:

MAC Eyeshadows in “All That Glitters” and “Carbon”, Bare Escentuals “The Scenic Route” Palette using color “Spectacular”, Revlon Lipstick in “Soft Nude”, Not Pictured: MAC Paint Pot, Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner.

PREP:

Apply concealer all over the  eyelid up to the brow, all around the eye and underneath the eye.  Set with powder.  Apply your eyeshadow primer.  I used MAC’s Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre”.

Step 1:

Using a stiff brush, apply “Spectacular” to the front half of the eye.  It should look something like this:

Step 2:

Using a stiff brush, apply “Carbon” to the outer half of the eye.  I carried this color a bit further up past the crease but way before hitting the brow bone.  It should look something like this:

Step 3:

Using a stiff brush, apply “All That Glitters” above both “Carbon” and “Spectacular”…we are putting this there so that we have something to blend those dark colors into.  Using a bullet brush, apply “Carbon” to the outer half of the lower lashline.  Wipe off your bullet brush and apply “Spectacular” to the front half of the lower lashline. It should look something like this:

Step 4:

Using your fluffy brush, blend blend blend your “Carbon” out a bit. Then blend it back and forth a bit into the “Spectacular”.  Blend your “Carbon” and “Spectacular” up a bit into your “All That Glitters”.  Using a stiff fluffy, apply your highlight color and blend it out a bit.  Apply your false eyelashes.  Go over any excess glue with gel liner.  Line your waterline with gel liner and smudge any remainder into your lower lashline.  Your final product should look something like this:

and this:

I just love how pretty and subtle “Spectacular” is…and mixed with “Carbon” it becomes a glamorous look. I used Revlon’s “Soft Nude” lipstick because I wanted to keep the eyes the focal point.  I have said it before and I will say it again–it is an awesome drugstore lipstick!  Oh, and those lashes??–They are my new favorite-with a post to come on them soon!  I hope y’all found this look as lovely as I did!

Erin